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Missouri families relieved Congress renewed CHIP program for kids

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Congress has reauthorized funding for CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, for another six years.

Thousands of kids almost lost their coverage until Congress decided to extend the program, what health providers are calling a victory.

Casey Hicks has been a nurse practitioner at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield for about two years, and he works directly with children who are in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.


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